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Saudi Arabia

Law of the Flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (promulgated by Royal Decree No.M/3 dated 10/2/1393H (March 15, 1973))

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Saudi Arabia

Year of current version:1973
Date of Text (Enacted):March 15, 1973
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Notes:
The Law of the Flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“the Law”) contains two parts and 22 articles.
The first Part (Articles 1&2) is on the description of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia flag and the King’s flag; The Second part (Articles 3-22) on the protocol relating to the raising of the flag, the prohibited usages of the national flag and the penalties.

The Law provides for the prohibition of the usage of the national flag as a trademark, or for advertisement or any other prohibited usage (Article 15). It states that the offenders may be subject to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year and a fine up to SR 3000 or both (Article 20).
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Arabic

نظام العلم للمملكة العربية السعودية الصادر بالمرسوم الملكي رقم م/3 بتاريخ 10/2/1393 الموافق 15 مارس 1973 نظام العلم للمملكة العربية السعودية الصادر بالمرسوم الملكي رقم م/3 بتاريخ 10/2/1393 الموافق 15 مارس 1973, Complete document (pdf) [330 KB]

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